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    Jeffery Wilson

    Saxess for Tenor Saxophone

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    Instrument: tenor saxophone and piano
    Grade: mediumslightly difficult
    Catalogue No: 1340T
    ISMN No: 9790570279074

    Exploration in saxophonic phenomena following on from Saxploration.

    ... Forever • Effects • Modal Matador • Synco • Variable Blues • Those Changes

    Forever : This ballad allows for interpretative rubato and decoration in the manner of a jazz performance.
    Effects : Here we have an exploration of some "saxophonic" effects at a jaunty swing tempo.
    Modal Matador : The sound quality of the modes derived from the major scale in the guise of a Tango.
    Synco : Idiomatic latin rhythms combine with some chromatic chord changes here. The chord symbols in the piano part afford the pianist an opportunity to re voice the changes whilst keeping "in style".
    Variable Blues : The variation element here is the departure from the more common I IV V chords of the 12 bar blues. Here we explore some of the substituted chords of the typical "West Coast" blues.
    Jeffery Wilson
    Jeffery Wilson studied at the RCM with John Lambert and Herbert Howells and went on to study with Gordon Jacob, Aladar Majorossy and Olivier Messiaen. His output includes orchestral music, numerous chamber works and educational music, jazz composition and one Opera 'The Way to Glory'. Jeffery was for many years a visiting lecturer at Utrecht Conservatorium in Holland and principal examiner (Jazz) for Guildhall exams, he is now coordinator of Composition at Junior Guildhall, Saxophone and Clarinet tutor at Colchester Institute and a supervisor for the music faculty at Cambridge University. He also very much enjoys responding to commission and fulfilling musical needs like the 'Progressive Guide to Melodic Improvisation' published by Trinity Guildhall. Why not visit for more on the composer.

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